Friday, March 06, 2009

Pacific Cycles IF Mode Award

Press Release from Pacific Cycles

We’d like to share good news to everybody!

First ever folding bicycle to win iF Product Design GOLD Award

Hannover, Germany 3 March 2009 – During the opening day of CeBit; the world's largest trade fair for digital IT and telecommunications solutions, international Forum Design hosted an awards ceremony announcing the winners of the 50 iF gold awards. Representing Pacific Cycles at the ceremony to accept the iF gold trophy was Mark Sanders, the design inventor and creator. Mark spoke to the audience of fellow designers and international media regarding the unique focus that Pacific Cycles' Integrated Folding Mode bicycle achieves.

About the IF Mode

The clean and striking MODE is aimed at commuters that may have not considered cycling or folding bikes as an option. MODE avoids oily chains, complex tubes with hidden dirt traps and the clutter of traditional bike features. It can be used by commuters who do not want to change their appearance into 'bicycle warriors'. MODE features Pacific's IF (Integrated Folding) technology that offers a single-action, automatic fold that requires no tools or removal of parts. IF technology is based on a patented 3-dimensional 4-Bar linkage that automatically guides the wheels together when folding. Once folded, MODE rolls along in a convenient wheelable package.

Where to see the Pacific Cycles iF Mode

For those of you lucky enough to be visiting the Taiwan Cycle Show starting March 17th, drop by the Pacific Cycles booth for a firsthand look and demonstration of this new generation of wheelable transport featuring their Integrated Folding Technology. IF Mode will also be shown outside by Pacific Cycles' Taiwan distributor, Hometec, in the test ride area at OD_12.

Click here to watch a video of IF Mode being put through its paces by Ryan Carroll, Chief Designer, as he travels around town.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Origami ride - March 14th 2009 - Meriden

Details for our March 14th 2009 Origami ride from Meriden are here. All welcome !